August 24, 2013

Goat Man's Hill to get 'Preternatural' : Fundraiser to be launched

Not so long ago I reviewed the rather delightful Sick Boy, which I recommend you check out. Now, the team behind that movie are looking to get going on their next feature, to be entitled Preternatural, and will be starting a crowd funding campaign on August 26th. You can read more about this full-on horror creature feature after the break. I, for one, certainly wish them the best in their campaign!

Goat Manʼs Hill to Launch Crowd Funding Campaign for Creature Feature PRETERNATURAL

On August 26 Goat Manʼs Hill will launch an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign for an
ambitious horror feature entitled PRETERNATURAL. The team behind the 2012 indie
thriller SICK BOY describes the new project as an unreliable documentary about fairies.
“Itʼs not a found footage film,” says writer / director Tim T. Cunningham. “Nothing
against them, but this will be something more in the ballpark of TROLL HUNTER, but
without any of the comedic trappings. Itʼs going to be a straight up horror film.”

The film is designed to start like a true crime documentary investigating the mysterious
disappearance of an accused murderer, but quickly turns into a tale of monsters when
questions are raised as to whether the person the accused allegedly murdered is
actually dead. Promising to take full advantage of their visual effects backgrounds and
boasting the creature design talents of Chris Grun whose credits include LAND OF THE
LOST, CABIN IN THE WOODS, and R.I.P.D., the Cunningham brothers aim to create an
experience that feels as real as possible. “Itʼs not like weʼre going to be marketing this
as a true story or anything,” explains cinematographer / visual effects supervisor Sean
C. Cunningham. “But if we can make the documentary sections feel absolutely
authentic it should really add an extra layer of threat to the horror elements.”

With several features in development, Goat Manʼs Hill is turning to crowd funding for
this particular project because it is the most outside the box. “Weʼre actively developing
five features right now and of the five, PRETERNATURAL is the most difficult to pitch to
traditional financing outlets,” says Tim. “It really needs to feel low budget to actually
work. Well done low-budget, but low-budget. Except for the VFX, but thatʼs where our
sweat equity comes into play.”

If the crowd funding campaign is successful in raising the tiny $35K production budget,
Goat Manʼs Hill intends to roll cameras late 2013. Based on the strength of their preproduction
and production efforts, the filmmakers will raise the larger post-production
funds through more traditional methods.

The 30 day campaign runs through September 24, 2013.

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